42.2 million Americans – 1 in 7 households (13%) – are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Today, food insecurity in America affects families from all walks of life: 6.3 million children under the age of 10 6.8 million young people age 10-17 13.5 million young adults … Read More
Leadership Studio 2017 is now open for registration! Over 130 students will join DFAlumni, community members, and experts at Northwestern on August 3 – 7 to learn and practice the DFA design process while building empathy and gaining leadership skills. Leadership Studio is a training experience unlike any other. It is a 5-day design sprint … Read More
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the James Dyson Award, an international award that celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The James Dyson Award is an incredible opportunity for students and alumni to take action in solving problems in our world. Design for America has once … Read More
Anna Lehner of Medline Industries shared a reflection on the value of connecting students with her company to design for independent mobility last fall. Here’s what she had to say: “As a former product manager I know the focus of day to day projects can blur the future of a product line. Along with providing constant … Read More
This past fall, DFA students, mentors, and community members have collaborated on 160 meaningful, local, and social projects. Check out 2016 highlights of the DFA network below!
Last Spring, a DFA Duke team won $7,500 to bring their idea to reality. With this support, the summer of 2016 brought together nine programmers in six different time zones to collaborate and bring to life their computer science teaching platform, CodeStory. “CodeStory is an interactive learning platform to teach middle school students how to code while … Read More
In July 2015, DFA Northwestern members launched the first annual Jiang China Human-Centered Design Challenge. Created by DFA Northwestern student Jenny Wang and alumna Cassie Coravos, the Jiang China HCD Challenge is a two-week design crash course for Chinese college students who want to make a positive social impact. After developing the program over one … Read More
Design for America was recently recognized as 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winner. Forbes is featuring a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education. DFA is honored to be included in this so we are reposting the article below!
As part of a new series, we hear from DFA students around the country about their thoughts, vision, and passions in life. This one is brought to you by Michael Kulikowski, founder of DFA Virginia Tech. The topic of Design Activism is something that strongly resonates with me – it is the embodiment of the fusion … Read More
The Dartmouth DFA team started off looking at the local veteran’s hospital, hoping to use the design process to help solve challenges there. Soon, they began talking to student veterans at Dartmouth to gain a better perspective on veterans’ issues, and discovered a problem that had nothing to do with the hospital.